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Hope

Tricky question.

It is so damn hard to hope when you're depressed, sad or just feeling weak. But then again, the causes of my depression were mostly hormones(middle school) and external circumstances(being surrounded by assholes). Even then I simply got tired of feeling empty, and tried to invent a religion.

I think people misunderstand hope and optimism as being constantly preppy or 'at peace' in a "God will take care of this" way. Sometimes hope can be knowing that if you push enough, things will work out your way...sooner or later. Or maybe it's a feeling that a certain "something" you really need is out there somewhere, and that you'll find it if you try/look hard enough. I don't think I have ever been totally hopeless.

Don't play chess with pigeons-they'll just knock over the pieces, shit on the board and strut about like they won anyway.
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Messages In This Thread
Hope - Happy Camper - 10-26-2006, 01:42 PM
Hope - Money morkel - 07-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Hope - Phynex - 07-27-2015, 05:50 AM
Hope - Rule_BreakerXVIII - 09-18-2015 11:01 PM
RE: Hope - schoolsux - 09-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Hope - sfslol - 12-09-2015, 06:21 PM
Hope - schoolsux - 12-13-2015, 12:09 AM
[] - Freak - 10-26-2006, 03:56 PM
[] - Demonic Pyro - 10-26-2006, 10:47 PM
[] - Doc Johnson - 10-27-2006, 01:18 AM
[] - SoulRiser - 10-27-2006, 05:55 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 10-27-2006, 06:01 AM
[] - Guest - 11-01-2006, 11:50 AM

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